Plymouth to crack down on drivers wearing both earbuds

Plymouth to crack down on drivers wearing both earbuds

It's illegal to drive while wearing headphones in both ears and this month Plymouth Police will be looking for drivers who violate the law.
West Metro
February 9

Suspects sought in rash of central Minnesota mail thefts

Over the past two weeks, somebody has pried off locks on collection boxes outside of post offices in the small central Minnesota towns of Vining,…
West Metro
February 9

Special legislative elections favor Republicans in Bloomington, Anoka

In a narrow surprise victory, Republican Chad Anderson defeated DFLer Andrew Carlson to succeed Rep. Ann Lenczewski.
West Metro
February 9

Transit planners finalize SWLRT station names

  What’s in a name? For transit stations, quite a bit. The Metropolitan Council says the name of a transit station should reflect local geography,…
West Metro
February 9

Bank in Ridgedale area robbed; suspect may have hit another in Golden Valley

A bank inside a Minnetonka grocery store was robbed early this week, and authorities are looking into whether the heist is related to another in…
West Metro
February 8

Charge: Man delivering newspapers sexually assaulted autistic teen in Rogers

A Star Tribune newspaper delivery man out on his route stopped a 14-year-old autistic runaway in the middle of the night in her Rogers neighborhood and received a lap dance from her in his car, according to authorities.
West Metro
February 7

Driver slips off snowpacked road, dies in wreck southwest of Twin Cities

A driver lost control of his pickup truck on a snow-packed road southwest of the metro and fatally crashed into a tree, authorities said Sunday.…
West Metro
February 6
Quasimodo is one of only 14 known dogs with Short Spine Syndrome.

Quasimodo, dog with short spine, is capturing hearts near and far

Since his arrival at Secondhand Hounds in Eden Prairie last month, 4-year-old Quasi is becoming a Facebook favorite and a media darling.
West Metro
February 6

Plymouth working to attract, and keep, businesses

The city has a new economic development manager to help promote itself to companies.
West Metro
February 5

West metro police blotter

CORCORANJAN. 5Vandalism. A caller reported that someone had thrown a banana at their vehicle in a parking lot in the 9100 block of County…
West Metro
February 5

West metro briefs: Edina Morningside Rotary Club host teen seeking community ties

EDINARotary club hosts teen seeking community tiesStanley Wu, 16, was a guest last week of the Edina Morningside Rotary Club after the Star Tribune reported…
West Metro
February 5

St. Michael man gets 60 years for killing police officer father, brother

Christopher Besser shot and killed his father Todd and brother Blake in May.
Local
February 5

Richfield High School chooses special 2016 Fire and Ice king

The student body picked Jesse Anderson, a senior with autism, for the honor at Thursday's assembly.
West Metro
February 5

Bloomington man sentenced to 5+ years for 13th DWI conviction

A Bloomington man with at least a dozen drunken-driving convictions was sentenced to 5½ years in prison Thursday for his 13th offense. Douglas J. McCready,…
West Metro
February 5

Charges: Suicidal driver killed Bloomington plow worker

An SUV driver on a death wish swigged vodka from a bottle and went on an erratic and intoxicated speeding frenzy before hitting a city snowplow in Bloomington, killing a city employee, according to charges.
West Metro
February 4

Hot property: Homewood Suites by Hilton Hotel at Southdale Center in Edina

Type: Hotel Rooms: 146 Developers: Noble Investment Group, Simon Property Group Architect: Tushie Montgomery Architects Details: An Atlanta-based developer and the owner of Southdale Center…
Local
February 4

Richfield High School opens health resource center for children and youth in community

Through a partnership with the Park Nicollet Health Services and the Park Nicollet Foundation, young people in the community will receive Park Nicollet services at no cost.
West Metro
February 4
Justin Lang shoveled a driveway. "I just want people to be nice to one another," he said.

Twin Cities man makes world better one shovelful at a time

In the dark of night, as Tuesday's snowstorm raged, Justin Lang grabbed a shovel and went house to house in north Minneapolis.
Local
February 3

Olson Hwy. design for $1.48B Bottineau LRT irks Mpls. leaders

A highway, not a train, was the star of a hearing Tuesday on whether Minneapolis will sign off on initial designs for the Bottineau light rail project.
Books
February 3

Plymouth photographer has it covered when it comes to hit paperbacks

Who knew you could make a career as a paperback photographer? Enterprising Elisabeth Ansley of Plymouth is doing just that, from Stephen King to Nora Roberts.
Blogs
February 3

Edina's Galleria loses three more locally owned retailers

Len Druskin and California Closets and Russell + Hazel are the latest locally-owned retailers to leave the Galleria shopping center in Edina.

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